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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Countess Mountbatten of Burma, C.I., G.B.E., D.C.V.O. who talks about the great work being done by international organisations for children of all nations.

Knitted for Fashion
A display of models knitted by crafts-women of Britain, designed for the model houses of London, Paris, and New York.

Marguerite Bowie challenges Gilbert Harding to defend his view that women should be banned from universities.

Time for Music
Antony Hopkins talks about Schubert and his work, and plays some of his music.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Countess Mountbatten of Burma (Patricia Knatchbull)
Panellist (Argument): Marguerite Bowie
Panellist (Argument): Gilbert Harding
Pianist/item presenter (Time for Music): Antony Hopkins
Editor: Jacqueline Rennish
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Very Young: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children, and invites them to join in songs and games.
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings

(to 16.00)


Narrator/script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: For the Children: Aladdin

A Christmas pantomime by Peter Ling with music by Steve Race and Jack Jordan.
(Previously televised on December 26)
(to 19.00)


Writer: Peter Ling
Music: Steve Race
Music: Jack Jordan
Puppetry: Sam Williams
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Dances arranged by: Peter Glover
Orchestra directed by: Jack Jordan
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Director: Jack Jordan
Producer: Michael Westmore
Producer: Gilchrist Calder
The Genie of the Lamp: Peter Glover
The Genie of the Ring: Pat Sinnott
Emperor of China: Bill Shine
Princess: Pamela Galloway
Lord High Chamberlain: Peter Hawkins
Lady-in- Waiting: Nesta Ross
Aladdin: David Jacobs
Widow Twankey: Peter Butterworth
Abanazar: Humphrey Lestocq
Wishee-Washee: David Nixon
Boy: Anthony Valentine
Fat Man: Edward Markillte
Thin Man: Alex Drew
Policeman: Wilfred Johns

: The Centre Show

Jimmy Edwards introduces a New Year edition of the Centre Show
from the Nuffield Centre, London.
A Services audience welcomes back artists who have just returned from entertaining the Forces overseas, including Maureen Riscoe, Robert Harbin, Ribton and Richards and Larry Adler.
Produced by Mary Cook and Antony Craxton


Presenter: Jimmy Edwards
Performer: Maureen Riscoe
Magician: Robert Harbin
Singers: Ribton and Richards
Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Producer: Mary Cook
Producer: Antony Craxton

: For Better or Worse

A play by Lionel Brown.
[Starring] Mary Jerrolf, Griffith Jones and Anthony Ireland
The scene is the lounge of Letchmere House, by the Thames
Second performance: Thursday at 7.30


Writer: Lionel Brown
Producer: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Setting: Stephen Bundy
Sybil Grant: Rosalyn Boulter
Hugo: Griffith Jones
Pauline: Terry Randal
Mrs. Theodore Marshall: Mary Jerrold
Jill Marshall: Ursula Howells
Wallace Carson: Michael Ashwin
Ned Marshall: Anthony Ireland

: Newsreel

(Monday's edition repeated)

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